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Textbook Affordability and Open Educational Resources (OER)

This guide is an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and efforts to lower student textbook and course material costs at CCC.

Authoring an OER

Authoring a brand new OER is only necessary sometimes. Some things to consider when deciding if you should author an OER:

  • Do you really need to author an OER? Can you adopt or adapt instead?
  • You don't need to work alone! Create a team of colleagues to collaborate.
  • You'll need to plan for editing and peer-review before using your OER in the classroom

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